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Looking to add some better back up lights any suggestions? I just got the truck yesterday but I have noticed it has upgraded headlights. Not sure what they are. They have a thin round light when on Daytime running and the really bright when turned on. But back to my original reason for posting if you have some good ideas for back up lights I was thinking of mounting under the bumper but if there are better ways let me know.
 

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Looking to add some better back up lights any suggestions? I just got the truck yesterday but I have noticed it has upgraded headlights. Not sure what they are. They have a thin round light when on Daytime running and the really bright when turned on. But back to my original reason for posting if you have some good ideas for back up lights I was thinking of mounting under the bumper but if there are better ways let me know.
My gallery has pics of how I improved my '09. I wired them to the reverse circuit as well as a diode and a switch in the cab in case I needed to hook up a trailer or make camp in the dark (without pulling the truck around to use the headlights).
 

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Thanks this is what I was looking for. Nice looking and not overly noticeable
Exactly! And easily reversible (no pun intended!) if you want to go back to stock for one reason or another.
 

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Just wondering do you find the switch handy to have? I will probably be pm'ing you about how to do it and where to hook it up to as I am not knowledgeable on this stuff but will only get better by doing it. What lights did you use? Sorry I know asking for a lot of information but that seems just like what I was thinking of to do so of course I am looking for all the info I can get
 

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If you are asking me I am not sure just got the truck 2 days ago and been raining here for like 7 days so haven't had any time to get out and check things out
 

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Well, I looked it up and you have a 921 bulb. I just bought these bulbs: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-921-91...Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item3cc028baf9

Let me just say .. WOAH! I bought them for my cargo lamps so when I get tailgaters they will back off immediately! muahaha

Some say those bulbs are just like having reverse HIDs as some people do.

Also, here is your bulb guide for future reference ..

2008 DODGE Ram Pickup

High & low beam headlamp
H13 (9008)
H13ST SilverStar: The brighter and whiter light. Up to 35% brighter, up to 30% more downroad visibility and up to 35% more sideroad visibility.
H13XV XtraVision: The brighter light for upgraded performance. Up to 30% brighter light and up to 25% more downroad visibility.

Parking light
3157A
3157NALL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.

Front turn signal
3157A
3157NALL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.

Rear turn signal
3157
3157ST SilverStar: The brighter, whiter signal light. Up to 30% brighter light, up to 20% whiter light and up to 10% farther and wider.
3157LL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.

Tail light
3157
3157ST SilverStar: The brighter, whiter signal light. Up to 30% brighter light, up to 20% whiter light and up to 10% farther and wider.
3157LL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.

Stop light
3157
3157ST SilverStar: The brighter, whiter signal light. Up to 30% brighter light, up to 20% whiter light and up to 10% farther and wider.
3157LL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.

High mount stop light
912
912LL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.

Fog/Driving light
9006
9006SU SilverStar Ultra: The brightest and whitest light. Up to 50% brighter, up to 40% more downroad visibility and up to 50% more sideroad visibility.
9006ST SilverStar: The brighter and whiter light. Up to 35% brighter, up to 30% more downroad visibility and up to 35% more sideroad visibility.
9006EB EcoBright - Your Environmental Choice. Save Energy - Save Money. Up to 25% brighter light. CO2 reduced 9 to 21%. Gas savings $2 to $19.
9006XV XtraVision: The brighter light for upgraded performance. Up to 30% brighter light and up to 25% more downroad visibility.
9006CB Cool Blue: The whiter light for style. Up to 25% brighter light and up to 25% more downroad visibility.

License plate
168
168ST SilverStar: The brighter, whiter signal light. Up to 30% brighter light, up to 20% whiter light and up to 10% farther and wider.
168LL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.

Back up light
921
921ST SilverStar: The brighter, whiter signal light. Up to 30% brighter light, up to 20% whiter light and up to 10% farther and wider.
921LL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.

Front sidemarker
2825
2825ST SilverStar: The brighter, whiter signal light. Up to 30% brighter light, up to 20% whiter light and up to 10% farther and wider.
2825LL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.

Glove box
194
194ST SilverStar: The brighter, whiter signal light. Up to 30% brighter light, up to 20% whiter light and up to 10% farther and wider.
194LL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.

Map light
194
194ST SilverStar: The brighter, whiter signal light. Up to 30% brighter light, up to 20% whiter light and up to 10% farther and wider.
194LL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.
212-2
212-2LL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.

Dome light
578
578LL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.

Step/Courtesy light
37
37LL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.

Trunk/Cargo area
912
912LL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.

Under hood light
561
561LL SYLVANIA Long Life miniature bulbs perform twice as long as any standard miniature bulb. Designed for durability, lower maintenance and greater safety.
 

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Wow thanks!! My headlights have already been upgraded but will have to wait for a nicer day to see what they actually are. I will try replacing the cargo light and backup lights and see how much of a difference that makes before installing new lights.
 

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Wow thanks!! My headlights have already been upgraded but will have to wait for a nicer day to see what they actually are. I will try replacing the cargo light and backup lights and see how much of a difference that makes before installing new lights.
I have led reverse and cargo bulbs, the reverse have something like 48 smd's, the more smd's the brighter, mine are pretty bright, but could always be a bit brighter! my cargos are pretty bright too..
 

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So will try and pick up some new lights for backup and cargo and see how much of a difference it makes but I do like the additional ones as well that was a very nice job on those.
 

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So will try and pick up some new lights for backup and cargo and see how much of a difference it makes but I do like the additional ones as well that was a very nice job on those.
That's what I'd do. Replacing bulbs will be alot cleaner if you can get away with it. At the time, there weren't any cost effective bulbs to be had (the price has come down a lot in the last few years).

I did find that I liked having the switch though. I mounted it on the access cover for the console shifter. It was relly easy to remove and put a nice clean hole in.

Good luck!
 

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So for a back up light I need a 921 and for cargo I need a 912 so can I just do like a google search for these and find and LED equivalent? If anyone has the exact part number of an LED that you used that info would be great. I am already loving this site great info here. Also I am in Canada so hopefully places will ship to me.
 

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So for a back up light I need a 921 and for cargo I need a 912 so can I just do like a google search for these and find and LED equivalent? If anyone has the exact part number of an LED that you used that info would be great. I am already loving this site great info here. Also I am in Canada so hopefully places will ship to me.
All I can recommend is start searching and call/email them and find out.

Everyone ships to Texas!
 

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1 SMD is close to the equivalent of 3 LEDs
they are both LED's aren't they? SMD is just Surface mounted Device I have read they are more stable then other LED's as well
 

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Thank you for the info! When installing the new led bulbs, do you have ot add any other devices or do they just plug in and work fine with the existing setup?
They should just plug n' play (assuming you have the correct size). You may need error cancelers if you're putting LED's into turn signals or brake lights due to the lower amperage draw fooling the computer into thinking you have a bulb out.
 
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